Job Opportunities

Full-Time Summer Student

Salt Spring Island Public Library (SSIPL) is seeking a high school or university student for the position of Summer Library Assistant. The position will run for approximately 8 weeks starting the first week of July. The position pays $12 per hour.  Applicants must be aged 16-30 and returning to full time school in the fall.

Duties include:
•Providing circulation, shelving, and information services.
•Organizing and conducting children’s programs, including the Summer Reading Club and Library Summer Camp.
•Promoting and facilitating events for adults and youth.
•Maintaining SSIPL’s social media presence.
•Assisting librarians and other library personnel in other tasks and projects as required.
•Updating list of local Salt Spring Authors.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
•Strong communication skills, written and oral.
•Experience or interest in working with children.
•Customer service experience.
•Ability to work productively and with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment with ever-shifting priorities.
•Ability to work both independently and as part of a large staff and volunteer team.
•Strong technical skills, proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and graphic design.
•Experience working in libraries is preferred.
•Available to work full-time on Salt Spring Island for the duration of the summer.

To apply: send resume and cover letter, addressed to Nikky McCarvill, Librarian,, or mail or drop off in person to:
Salt Spring Island Public Library
129 McPhillips Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2T6

Please note that women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal peoples are encouraged to apply. Funding provided by Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works.

Application deadline: Friday June 23 at 11:59 pm